Non-human primates (NHPs) play a unique role in biomedical researches because of their close phylogenetic proximity to humans. Primates are increasingly used, while researchers continue to promote the development of novel non-human primate models to mimic a variety of human diseases and conditions. It is not surprising that primate biologicals such as blood, serum, plasma, primary cells, tissues and body fluid are ideal alternatives to human-derived products in preclinical researches. Creative Biolabs provides a large variety of primate-related products that are customizes to meet your specific needs.
NHPs mimic humans in multiple aspects including similarities in genetics, anatomy, physiology, neurophysiology, immunogenetics, reproduction and development, and age-related changes in immune function. These characteristics are critical to the establishment of a relevant model in which to strengthen our understanding of life science and diseases, and to conduct preclinical studies to optimize the efficacy and safety of novel therapeutics. For example, NHPs are the natural host of many infective agents, which means they can be especially useful for testing the safety of new drugs and studying infectious diseases, including new infectious diseases such as Zika and Ebola. In neurophysiology, where NHPs can be trained to respond to external stimuli and their central nervous system responses monitored, they are critical tools to understand how human brain works and its role in cognitive, motor and mental illnesses such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and depression. In addition, NHP studies reveal key information on the most common and expensive metabolic disorders in the United States - type 2 diabetes - and obesity that causes most cases. Without NHP research, we will not be able to learn better ways to prevent pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, stillbirth and preterm birth. The study also helps scientists discover information that makes organ transplants easier and more accessible, providing new life for those with kidney, heart and lung failure.
Many species of NHPs are used in biomedical and behavioral research, most of which used one of three species of macaques, accounting for 79% of all primates used in research in the UK, and 63% of all federally funded research grants for projects using primates in the US. Lesser numbers of African green monkeys, squirrel monkeys, baboons and capuchins are also employed. Creative Biolabs has a great collection of NHP resource, and has generated an unparalleled primate biobank to global clients.
We offer high-quality primate products including whole blood, serum, plasma, primary cells, tissue samples, body fluid and primate-related regents. More importantly, we can provide biological samples from diseases models, such as diabetes. We offer a variety of customized services to meet our clients’ needs. For additional details, please contact us.
Henry Friedman. The critical role of nonhuman primates in medical research. Pathog Immun. 2017, 2(3): 352-365.